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					The Components of Physical Fitness are:
• • • • • Heart and Lung Endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Composition

Heart and Lung Endurance
• Heart and Lung Endurance is the ability to do activities that require increased oxygen.

Muscular Strength
• Muscular Strength is the ability to use your muscles to perform various activities.

Muscular Endurance
• Muscular Endurance is the ability to use muscular strength over a set period of time.

Flexibility
• Flexibility is the ability to bend and move the joints through a full range of motion.

Body Composition
• Body Composition is the % of body fat compared to the % of lean muscle tissue.

All of these components should be included in your personal fitness plan.

Examples of Flexibility are:
• Stretching
– – – – – – sit and reach hamstring stretch calf raises quad stretch triceps stretch trunk flex

Examples of Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities are:
• • • • • • • Push ups Crunches Lifting Weights Jump and Jacks Jogging Speed Walking Bicycling

Examples of Heart and Lung Endurance Activities are:
• Any activity that you perform for 15 minutes or more that makes your heart rate increase significantly.
– – – – – Jogging Bicycling Jump roping Step Aerobics Swimming

Body Composition is a result of the amount of exercise that you participate in on a regular basis and your diet.


				
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